Waiting for the School Bus

Our mornings are a whirl wind. Eating, getting dressed, brushing our teeth,  and packing her book bag.

I get just a few minutes of every day, before the bus pulls up and turns my house incredibly quiet, where I get to take a deep breath and just watch her and listen to her. Just a few minutes, before I think I want to sit down or get work done, but then end up wanting her running around making messes instead..because the quiet is something I really never want to get used to.

 

In those few minutes we always head outside.

We play "I Spy."  We talk to the chickens.

We catch snowflakes.

These are my favorite few minutes of every day.

Why Book a First Year Plan?

Almost all the newborn sessions I photograph are babies who have booked a "First Year Plan."
I get to see them a few times a year to document their biggest milestones! Usually this is Maternity, Newborn, 6 Months (or whenever they are sitting up) and then finally, their 1 Year Portraits! 

So, why book a 1 year plan?

Well....because this happens....

Somewhere along the way, in 12 short months, our children seem to go from a snuggly, sleepy baby to a walking toddler! 

We have to start grabbing them, squeezing them, and stealing the kisses and hugs that we love so much! 

When you book a First Year Plan, you are making a promise to capture these moments, document the milestones, and tell the story of their first year. The most important year to all of you. The year they are welcomed into the world, the year you watch them grow with excitement and wonder, and the year you realize that this is the first of so many more wonderful years to come!

All seamlessly documented, and beautifully captured.

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and also because......cake!!!

*Ignore all the old logos :) 

 

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Erin and I got together to take some photographs to use for her new blog, and to celebrate her, just because.  We embraced the pouring down rain and scattered snow, and had so much fun!! What a fantastic approach to life! Why save feeling good about yourself for special occasions, when we should be embracing our life to our fullest potential by always loving ourselves, no matter what the circumstance. We are allowed to love ourselves, we know this, we want to...but it's one of the hardest things to do. Follow Erin on her amazing and insightful journey where she will inspire and encourage us all to overcome that fear.

"Lets get back in touch with reality and begin the journey of putting ourselves first. Lets get to know and love ourselves because we can’t truly love one another without loving ourselves first." -E

...and maybe it wasn’t even that it looked great on me, maybe it was the confidence that I wore with it. Self love makes everyone look good.
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...let’s take on the world & let nothing stop us from reaching our fullest potential. Instead of breathing to live let’s live to breathe.
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Pulaski, NY River and Beach Maternity Session

This beautiful couple is expecting their precious baby boy at the end of June! We enjoyed a walk along the river in Pulaski, NY and then a visit to Sandy Island Beach for their session.
Lucia is their precious black lab who can't wait to meet her "human" :)
 My favorite photo of the bunch is the beautiful silhouette towards the end of this post. It's a must see!! 

Pulaski, NY 1 Year Session

Sweet little Nora is celebrating her biggest milestone!! I can't believe it's been a year already. I have watched her grow from a tiny little precious peanut to this amazing toddler, with a big grin that will melt anyone's heart! We had so much fun with her cake smash and outdoor family photos! 

Pulaski, NY Newborn Photography

I can't get over this sweet, amazing, perfect little person!!!
And, his name is Atlas, which makes him even more amazing.

Look at that face!! and if you keep scrolling, you'll find the most amazing newborn smile I have captured yet!! 
 

Gouverneur Central School Prom 2016

We battled rain, wind, and a major cold front..... but we were still able to grab some gorgeous photos before this amazing group headed to prom!!!  We had a lot of fun!! This was my first time doing prom shots, and my beautiful niece asked me to come capture the memories. She's the first one pictured below, and has grown up way too fast! Also, my cousin is the super handsome young man in the second couple shown below. I was so lucky to have them both in the same place at the same time for these moments!!  I've watched them both grow up into such amazing young adults. They make me proud!!! <3

Hope you all had a fantastic night and made some wonderful memories together. These are the days!!! 

Pulaski, NY Newborn Photography

Welcome to the world, Gunner!!

Beautiful head of hair.

Destined to love Batman and all things Super Hero, but is completely okay with snuggling his teddy bears for a nap....

and if "Gunner Green" was a color, he would own it.


 

I truly hope you enjoyed these beautiful images of this sweet baby boy! If you are interested in setting up a session or would like to chat, send me an email by click on the link below!!

Pulaski, NY Family Photography

Cameron is 6 months old!!! We celebrated with a beautiful sun filled outdoor family session and a few indoor shots as a bonus :) It was the most beautiful April evening and then sun was just amazing!! I remember when I first started enjoying photography as a hobby I would avoid the sun at all possible costs. I loved cloudy days and over cast, because I was scared of the sun....mainly, I didn't know how to use it!!! Now I crave it. I'm a sun chaser. When I have an outdoor session without sunshine it really bums me out. 

This is what I love to shoot.

Family, love, and sunshine.

Looking for a family or children's portrait session to add to your family keepsakes!?

Let's get together!!! Click on the link below to send me an email! Can't wait to hear from you!!

Pulaski, NY Newborn Photography

Sweet, sweet baby Evelyn!!!!

Such a little peanut. She makes me smile so big!!

Pulaski, NY Newborn Photography

6 Days New <3 I absolutely love his entire session!! He was a champ, both sleepy and awake, and was so content and easy. I had so much fun snuggling him up!!!!

Pulaski, NY One Year Session

Someone is turning one!!! We had so much fun at his Smash and Splash mini session! This entire session only took 30 minutes!!! We did a few birthday shots, let him smash a cupcake around, and finished up with a quick outdoor splash to clean up. The weather was gorgeous!! I absolutely loved the beautiful golden hour lighting and the way the water and bubbles reflected through the setting sun.
This whole session has me drooling!!!
His big brother joining in for splash time fun was just too sweet for words!!!

Pulaski, NY Children's Photography| One Year Session

Emery. I can't say enough sweet things about her! I had so much fun watching her toddle around, babbling away, and using one little finger to lick frosting from her cake! She wasn't much interested in a full blown smash, but was more than happy to have a delicate taste!! I set up this pretty little backdrop for her after Mom sent me a photo of the tutu she couldn't wait to put her in! It all came together so perfectly.

We even got to spend some time outdoors. She wasn't too sure what to think of the grass on her feet, but it was almost 75 degrees, sunny, and mid afternoon, and we enjoyed the warm breeze while strolling around my property.

We also go her back into her Mama's wedding dress! It surely wasn't as easy as when she was a newborn, haha!

The very last photo in the series is a creative edit merging the two together for one beautiful keepsake!! 

Pulaski, NY Baby Session| 6 Months

I was so excited to see this beauty for her milestone mini! As a one year baby plan client, I get to watch her grow, and I absolutely love it! The one year plan is my best seller.  I am spoiled with so many little ones to admire as they grow from tiny little newborns, tositting, crawling little babes, to walking, running and babbling one year olds smashing cake! It truly fills my heart with so much joy!

Molly loved the camera. She rarely took her eyes off me! She was full of smiles, and on the move! For this session we brought back the tutu and crown from her newborn shoot to do a comparison shot (and we will do another at 1 year) so that mom has an amazing keepsake (The crown was used in her maternity, too!). She surely showed off her amazing expressions and personality for me!

A true little doll.